Who hasn’t dreamed of being a race car driver? Whether weaving on the street or viewing from the sidelines during a race, many a red-blooded American boy has dreamed of wielding such an awesome machine in angst.
There is an auction going on right now on Bring A Trailer that affords those with the coin capable of securing the seat, an ability to live out that boyhood/lifelong dream. The seller, known as FantasyJunction on Bring A Trailer (BAT) has been commissioned by Pratt & Miller to broker the sale of one of the world-famous C7R Corvettes that have seen battle against some of the best in the world.
The car comes with a letter of certification from Pratt & Miller, GM’s builder and long-time partner in world-domination, that proves this car as the third C7R chassis built out of seven. The car was built to compete in IMSA’s GT class and is VERY well equipped in much the same way it was when it competed.
This particular C7R has a long list of wins under its belt and has been piloted by none other than Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen for most of the races, with Ryan Briscoe and Jordan Taylor assisting on those long, arduous, overnight runs. Check out the video below to go for a ride in this C7R.
After participating in two seasons, chassis #C7RGT-003 accumulated ten top-five finishes, including class victories at the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 63rd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. The car was also campaigned by Chevrolet at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014 and 2015, and it later competed in the 2017 and 2019 HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona. All in all, the car has 10 Top-Five finishes in the 21 races it competed.
The 5.5-liter, LS7-based engine has been refurbished by Pratt & Miller and comes with a dyno report that shows peak output of 575 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,700. The XTrac sequential six-speed transaxle is still in place and would make for some fabulous shifts on either the street or track. The car also comes with a nice stash of spare parts, should they ever become necessary.
We’ll be watching from the sidelines of this auction much like the many times we’ve cheered on those who were driving this very car, but for someone, they will surely be the envy of many enthusiasts around the globe. With a week to go, the car has already eclipsed $400,000, a drop in the bucket of what this car actually cost to build. If you’ve ever considered a seat in a highly-capable race car, this would be the perfect opportunity to cash in that 401(K) and make that dream a reality!